Saturday, October 8, 2011

Educational Opportunities

Nashville's Belmont University is a school you've probably never heard of and probably never need to but they may typify how 'Christian' higher education goes these days.

Their mission statement is:

Belmont University is a student-centered Christian community providing an academically challenging education that empowers men and women of diverse backgrounds to engage and transform the world with disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage and faith.

Well, that generic statement sounds good but you've got to realize that it was Belmont that last year fired their women's soccer coach for being gay. So much for diversity and compassion.

Having a lesbian working with the kids doesn't fit with Belmont's mission but hiring a criminal to head their start up law school seems just fine and dandy. Alberto Gonzales has been named  Doyle Rogers Distinguished Chair of Law, named in honor of an attorney whose career reflects accomplishments to which all lawyers aspire.